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Celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday in Cardiff

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Wed 14 Sep 2016

Celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday in Cardiff

Earlier this week it was Roald Dahl’s birthday; the best loved children’s author would have turned 100 years old. Whilst he’s not around to mark this major milestone, you can celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday in the Welsh capital.

Discover how you can celebrate the Cardiff-born writer’s centenary celebrations here.

Enjoy Roald Dahl-Inspired Afternoon Tea

If you love afternoon tea then you’ll fall head over heels for the feast of treats that’s currently on the menu at Bryn Meadows Hotel and Spa. Roald Dahl fans, you can indulge in a spread of goodies inspired by the enchanting author’s most famous books.

Tuck into a range of scrumdiddlyumptious sandwiches, including ‘snozzcumber’ (a fictional food which resembles a cucumber), ‘whizzpopping’ chocolate spread and ‘wondercrump’ ham and cheese. Now, that doesn’t sound like your average afternoon tea, does it?

Dahl’s fictional character, Matilda, said: “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog.” Well, the Roald Dahl-inspired afternoon tea at Bryn Meadows certainly won’t disappoint.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you won’t be able to get enough of Danny Champion’s chocolate scones, James and the Giant Peach tartlets and Bruce Bogtrotter’s chocolate cake, to name but a few of the delicious sweet treats on offer.

You can enjoy this Roald Dahl-inspired afternoon tea throughout September for just £19.95 per person. Fancy bringing the children along? Then they can enjoy this sensational selection of delights too, and you’ll only have to shell out £7.50.

You’ll love this decadent, Dahl-icious afternoon tea.

Take a Trip to Roald Dahl's City of the Unexpected

Head into the city centre over the weekend of the 17th and 18th September and enjoy a unique celebration of the Welsh author to mark his centenary. From 1pm on Saturday 17th September, you’ll see ‘unexpected’ spectacles and thousands of performers dotted all over the city.

Whilst locations of these happenings won’t be revealed until the day, be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the streets and buildings. The event runs right up until 9:30pm and is completely free so there’s no excuse not to go along!

Sunday consists of two events, one of which is unfortunately sold out. However, The Great Pyjama Picnic will take place at Coopers Field in Bute Park between 2-5pm. Head over in your jimjams with your very own Roald Dahl inspired picnic and you could be in with a chance of winning one of the following categories:

  • Most Dahlian Picnic
  • Most Revolting Picnic
  • Most Beautiful Picnic
  • Most Unexpected Picnic

This fun-filled, foodie event is free and, what better way to spend your Sunday than in your pyjamas? Don’t miss out on this huge picnic in the city where Roald Dahl grew up.

So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday in Cardiff this September before it’s too late.

If you’re looking for other things to do in the Welsh capital this month, take a look here:

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Foodie Alert: Cardiff’s Street Food Circus